Today is International Conflict Resolution Day! We hope you will join us in celebrating this day and the positive outcomes that conflict resolution practitioners around the world help people achieve every day.
Established in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution to:
Promote awareness of mediation, arbitration, conciliation and other creative, peaceful means of resolving [...]
My interview of Dr. Craig Zelizer, Georgetown Professor and Founder and CEO of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network is now available for download or streaming. Dr. Zelizer helps us navigate the intersection of technology and peace as we discuss how social media is being used by Peacemakers to move beyond the click [...]
In this digitally connected age, social media has become a powerful tool to advance peace. Join Dr. Craig Zelizer as we discuss how to move beyond the click and utilize these powerful tools to promote peace. Listen in on October 7th at 8 pm Eastern and meet us at this intersection of technology [...]Continue Reading →
You can now download or stream my conversation with Joshua Gordon of the Sports Conflict Institute as we discuss what student athletes, parents and coaches can do to deal with the pressures of amateur athletics on and off the field. You’ll learn practical tips for how to be a supportive parent, an empathetic [...]Continue Reading →
With the start of a new academic year, college athletes and coaches prepare for another athletic season and often a whole new environment. They encounter new team members, the pressures of performance and a longing for home. Join Joshua Gordon of the Sports Conflict Institute on August 19th at 8 pm Eastern as [...]Continue Reading →
You can now download or stream my conversation with mediator, professor and author Bernie Mayer on how principle and compromise simultaneously prevent and enable us to deal with difficult decisions. Bernie provides excellent insight to why only holding fast to our principles or just going with the flow isn’t always the best strategy to [...]Continue Reading →
When to compromise and when to hold fast to our principles is one of the most difficult challenges we face when dealing with conflict. Listen in on June 24 at 8 pm Eastern as mediator, professor and author Bernie Mayer considers how these two values simultaneously prevent us and enable us to deal [...]Continue Reading →
My entire interview with good friend and colleague Robb Redsteer is now available for download or streaming. You can learn how Robb uses traditional wisdom, methods and customs to help heal the wounds and malicious side effects of community trauma.
For more information on the Peacemaking Program of the Navajo Nation visit: www.navajocourts.org/indexpeacemaking.htm and [...]Continue Reading →
On May 13th, I’ll have the pleasure of interviewing my good friend and colleague, Robb Redsteer on the Texas Conflict Coach Webradio program. Robb is a Navajo Peacemaker who uses traditional wisdom, methods and customs to help heal substance abuse, violence and hatred that results from tragedy. Robb will discuss how this tradition moves [...]Continue Reading →
You can now download or stream the 200th episode of the Texas Conflict Coach webradio program from the player below. Program founder Pattie Porter with hosts Zena Zumeta and I celebrated and honored the many guests and special moments from our 5 years of programming. Our interviews with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Kevin Morrissey, and Dr. Jonathan [...]Continue Reading →
About MeHelping people resolve problems and improve their performance under stressful circumstances is Stephen’s passion and profession. With a Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Stephen has substantial experience in mediation, negotiation, facilitation, conflict coaching, conflict management and somatic education. His professional experience spans state and federal government agencies and two premier conflict resolution membership associations. Stephen has also become a national expert on how you can improve your performance by better managing the stress of conflict situations. He has taught hundreds the somatic skills they needed to remain calm in stressful conflict situations as an adjunct faculty member of the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and through seminars that he has presented at conferences nationwide.
Specialties: Stephen presents workshops nationally and internationally that teach problem solvers how to improve their performance by learning to better manage the stress of conflict situations through the development of somatic (body) skills focused on breath, posture, and vision and the cultivation of self-awareness. These skills originate from the Japanese martial art of Aikido and have been used by martial artists, executives, law enforcement, athletes and professionals to remain calm in the midst of the storm.